Monday, December 19, 2016

Peace on Earth

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 mixed media page. I have used some beautiful Christmas papers to surround an old photo of my husband and niece. She's hitting him over the head with a foam bat. He's pretending to be in pain, hahaha!  You can see my father-in-law in the background.

Supplies Used:

To make this page I put the photo on white cardstock, layers of Paper House paper,and finally a piece of foam core board. I sponged on gesso, stenciled on texture paste, and poured on crackle paint.  I let the crackle dry overnight.  

I added gauze and gesso around the photo, then layered on glass glitter and mica flakes. I coated it all with more gesso, then started painting. I used a few shades of green and brown watercolors, and mists. 

I put on some flowers, a few die cut leaves I painted, metal, bling, green micro beads, and pearls. I made the dark edges on the layers under the photos with a watercolor pencil.

You can see I used gold mica powder underneath the photo.  Whenever I used paint or heat to dry things, I protected the photo with a piece of paper.

Thanks so much for looking, and have a great week!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fairy and Owl

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a Christmas card.  The" let it snow" is a die cut.   I painted white cardstock with gesso,  then applied a little gauze,followed by a mix of gold mica powder and water.   I brushed on a pale aqua Twinkling H20. I decided it kind of looked like a nest, so I put the two figures in, using a vintage illustration as a reference.I applied beads, micro beads, and vintage glass glitter to add texture.

I added a few tiny pieces of moss and feathers. 

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Tradition

Hi everyone!  Here is a page I've made for the More Than Words Challenge.   A tradition my father in law had was putting up a real tree every year for Christmas. The kids and grandchildren then decorated it.  Christmas was huge in the house, with all the Swedish traditions.

The flowers and glittery embellishments are handmade.

I put layers of Bo Bunny,My Mind's Eye, and Prima paper under the photo, I adhered some foam core board between it and the bottom paper, to give it some added dimension. I sponged on gesso on a lot of the page, and stenciled on texture paste.  I poured on clear crackle and let it dry overnight.  I painted with Tattered Angel Mists,,Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, and Lindys Stamp Gang.

You can see I used gold mica powder.

The silver glitter embellishments are wood, I got them from the local craft store. I painted them with gesso, dabbed on glossy accents, and poured glitter on. The flowers are white cardstock and made with Spellbinders dies.

Thanks for looking, and have a great week!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Corset Card

Hi everyone, the corset is made with watercolor paper as the base. I added heavy gesso, texture paste, gauze, paint, and mica powder.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Hi everyone, Melissa here with a Christmas page for Paper House. The papers,the amazing and fun Snow Globe 3D Shimmer, and stickers I've used meshed together wonderfully here. This is a photo of my son taken a long time ago, it brings back a lot of memories!

Supplies Used:

To make this page I put foam core board underneath the photo and also the watercolor paper, to give some dimension. I placed the Snow Globe.  I put cheesecloth on with some heavy gesso, dried it , and painted with different colors of mists. I rubbed gold mica powder on the surface.

 I created extra texture with flowers, leaves, metal pieces, moss, feathers, and other things. 

The sparkly fibers are twinkle holographic trim, and the gold mesh stuff is the wrapping from some flowers I got, a long time ago. I kept meaning to throw it out, but being the little hoarder I am, kept it.

This was a really fun page to make! Thanks for looking, and have a great week.